With the Married Life Newsletter, each month you receive ideas and insights with go-and-do's you can actually go and do. So pick one, two, three of the things below and see how little things can turn into something big! You got this...because you are better at marriage than you think!
Why You Should Unplug And Go On An Adventure Together
by Les and Leslie Parrott
Summertime and adventure go hand in hand. Oftentimes, family vacations ramp up this time of year--and what cherished times those can be. Today, though, we are talking about the importance of taking some time away with your spouse to unplug and go on your own summer adventure together.
When was the last time you fully unplugged and took time to adventure with your spouse? If you can’t think of when that was, you are desperately overdue. It is critical for us to emphasize how important this time is for your marriage, kids or no kids.
In today’s post, we’re sharing some reasons why you should unplug for a summer adventure with your spouse. Read More
UPCOMING DATE NIGHT!!!
Southeast Date Nights! We gather several times throughout the year for an evening of games, good conversation, thought-provoking questions and practical teaching that's relevant to marriage. Come and enjoy a date night of fun and fellowship with other couples from Southeast!
Come join us for our next Date Night, Friday, August 19 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM!
UPCOMING MARRIAGE WORKSHOP AT SOUTHEAST!!!
This workshop equips you with tools to prepare for, improve, or repair your marriage by creating a relationship that is dynamic and satisfying! This format is designed for couples that are dating, engaged, or married. You will learn essentials for creating a thriving, healthy marriage. Some of the topics covered include:
- Effective communication techniques
- Conflict resolution strategies
- Creative and engaging date night suggestions
- The personality profile of you and your partner
Friday, Sept 16 from 6:30-9:00pm and Saturday, Sept 17 from 9:00am-2:30pm
Cost is $75, but first 50 couple can register for $50. Register at https://www.myrelationshipcenter.org/marriage-project/couples/
HE SAID/SHE SAID
Each month, we highlight a couple we think has something great to say. We give them one question to ask each other. This month’s couple is Misty and Tim Phillips. Misty and Tim have been married for 37 years. They have four children, and six grandchildren.
We asked, “As empty nesters, what has more time together taught you?
Misty: Marriage is always a work in progress—with or without kids. We realize what attracted us together in the first place, way back in the “disco age,” is still there. It’s an opportunity to be both an individual and a “US” with the gifts and talents God has blessed us with.
Tim: While some people think empty nesters are near dead, we are active and interested in having fun, exploring the world, volunteering and utilizing our experiences. Having more time together also has pointed to the importance of developing joint interests; to keep each other engaged in life. Whether hobbies, work, house, church, family or other interests, you need a commonality and a place where you both feel comfortable and challenged.
Talk About It - Even if you are not empty nesters, what has more time together taught you?
Grab a sticky note, fill in the blank below, and put it in a place your spouse will find it (e.g., washing machine, steering wheel, bathroom mirror, etc.). Take a picture of the note and upload it to the social media outlet of your choice, and include #MarriedLifeSoutheast.
I'd love how talented you are at ______________________.
Each month we want to share a good post with simple things that can dramatically impact marriages. Check out this post...
Listening Ears - by Amanda Maguire
Each month, we will bring you one tip that will hopefully bring you closer in the bedroom...or keep you from drifting a part. This month, we want you to hear from Casey and Meygan Caston from Marriage 365.
During one meal this week, ask each other this question:
If you could learn how to do one new thing, what would it be?
CHECK IT OUT
The best gift you can give your spouse is a healthy you—healthy spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally. Consider exploring a new resource to invest in a better you.
Great Book - The Good Fight by Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott
Every marriage can use great resources - Be sure to forward this to another couple!!! And be sure to tell others about Married Life.